Teen killed in Pharr crash

by Benjamin Treviño | May 31st, 2024 | Blog

Pharr police report an 18-year-old woman died in a crash on U.S. Highway 281. The crash happened May 23 at about 9:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 281 near 4800 N. Cage Blvd.

According to the Pharr Police Department, the vehicle the woman was driving collided with a stalled vehicle on the right shoulder of the highway. The stalled vehicle was displaying hazard lights, according to police.

No other injuries were reported. The identity of the victims being withheld pending notification of next of kin, police added.


Does age affect wrongful death cases?

Typically, the victim’s age can affect a wrongful death case. A family that loses a child as a result of another person’s negligence might get a settlement worth millions of dollars. If the person who died was a senior citizen, the settlement could be far less.

The largest settlements typically involve healthy and successful middle-aged people with numerous dependents. However, a competent wrongful death attorney should always take into account the victim’s potential earning capacity, health, and social status. The number of dependents the victim had will also be relevant to the case.

Middle-aged people typically earn more than those in all other age groups. However, there are exceptions. They’re also more likely to have dependent children than younger or older adults are. Many middle-aged people are still very healthy.

If a wealthy and successful 40-year-old mother of five dies in an accident, her family might get a settlement of millions of dollars. However, if the mother had been 35 or 50 years old, it probably would not have a big effect on the outcome of the case. The victim’s age might be an important consideration, but other factors are usually more critical.

Talk to J. Gonzalez

Skilled wrongful death attorneys like J. Gonzalez and members of his personal injury team will always pay attention to every variable. They are ready to listen to the details of your case and the initial consultation is always free.

If the J. Gonzalez Law Firm takes on your case, you pay nothing until you receive the highest wrongful death settlement possible. Contact J. Gonzalez right now via this website, or by calling 1-800-CAR-CRASH.


Source: https://www.krgv.com/news/pharr-police-teen-girl-killed-following-multi-vehicle-crash?


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